Book Discussion on FDR and Chief Justice Hughes

James Simon recounts the confrontations between President Franklin D. Roosevelt and United States Chief Justice Charles Evan… read more

James Simon recounts the confrontations between President Franklin D. Roosevelt and United States Chief Justice Charles Evan Hughes. The author reports that Roosevelt’s New Deal proposals were consistently challenged by the chief justice as unconstitutional. Following President Roosevelt’s reelection in 1936, he introduced legislation to restructure the Supreme Court, effectively packing the court with pro-New Deal justices. Chief Justice Hughes rebuked Roosevelt’s plan and the proposed legislation was defeated in Congress. James Simon responded to questions from members of the audience at Pickwick Book Shop in Nyack, New York. close

Javascript must be enabled in order to access C-SPAN videos.

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

People in this video

Hosting Organization

Series

More information about

Book Discussion on FDR and Chief Justice Hughes

1,102 Views
Program ID:
304756-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Nyack, New York, United States
First Aired:
Mar 10, 2012
Last Aired:
Sep 8, 2012

Airing Details

  • Mar 10, 2012 | 9:16pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 11, 2012 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 15, 2012 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 15, 2012 | 10:33am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 15, 2012 | 9:34pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 16, 2012 | 12:33am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 07, 2012 | 11:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 08, 2012 | 3:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
Purchase a DVD or Download

Book Discussion on FDR and Chief Justice Hughes

  • DVD
    Length:
    00:43:12
    Price:
    $29.95
    Add to Cart
  • MP3 audio
    Length:
    00:43:12
    Price:
    $0.99
    Add to Cart

Clips from This Video